Hi, I'm Natalie...
I am 5'2 and a size 18, which means I am petite AND plus size. Those two sizing terms might seem like polar opposites, but full figures come in a variety of shapes and sizes—one of those being short! As a petite plus size fashionista, it has been extremely difficult to fit into fashion and find clothing made for my body. But I'm here to share my petite plus style tips with you and to show the world that short, plus size women belong in fashion!
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Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, in Eloquii
Since I’ve been confined to my apartment for the past couple of months, I’ve been looking for ways to remain confident. I rely heavily on clothing to boost my self esteem, but since I’ve only been getting dressed in actual clothes once or twice a week, my confidence started to fade away. Sure, it’s every girl’s dream to be able to stay in sweatpants all day while not having to wear a bra. But it’s more damaging when you’re actually living that life compared to just day dreaming about it.

As quarantine dragged on, I began investing in new plus size lounge wear and cute sweatpants that were comfortable, but still made me feel beautiful. Then, I came across this Drawstring Satin Pant and Duster With Fringe set from plus size retailer Eloquii. I saw it on their Instagram as soon as they posted their new arrivals, and I swiped up and bought it on the spot. At first, I envisioned it being a cute summer look that I could throw on to instantly feel confident and radiant. But when it arrived, the chances of having a summer outdoors was looking slim to none as stay at home orders in Illinois were extended month after month. So I started to wear the outfit around the house, and it’s turned into one of my favorite lounge wear sets. Trust me, when I first tried on the set, buyers remorse instantly fell over me. I couldn’t fathom having spent more than $150 on something I wouldn’t even be able to wear out for months to come. But the reality of it all was that the set looked good and felt even better on. It brought me joy, and that’s exactly what I needed at that time. Instead of giving into the remorse I felt, I challenged myself to keep it and wear it as often as possible. And when the day finally comes where I can wear it outside, I’ll definitely be doing that as well! Oh, I also made a TikTok with this outfit! CHECK IT OUT!

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 18 in both the kimono and the pants, which is my usual size, and they both fit well. The pants are a little tight in the waist, but they still fit everywhere else. These pants were meant to be ankle pants on women who are taller, but on my 5’2 frame, they fit me perfectly without dragging!

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, influencer, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, in Eloquii

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